The power of a single word is obvious. Say something mean and hurtful in anger and it may be difficult to take back or forget. But say something kind when someone needs it most and you are a savior and inspiration. Words, therefore, are very powerful and must be chosen wisely and with much thought.
Think about words like happiness, kindness, silliness, laughter, playfulness and hopefulness and compare them to words like, grim, dismal, sadness, hopeless, misery, tearful and depressed. Their meanings are clear, but by arranging them a certain way, you can set a tone and convey a message to the person involved in the conversation.… CONTINUE READING